Saturday, 15 February 2014

Quinoa & Prawn Salad

Raw Quinoa Grains

Using the base of cooked Quinoa, add to it

Boil together in a pan

2 cups of Quinoa
4 cups of  chicken or vegetable broth
add salt to taste

Bring to a rapid boil, allow the liquid to evaporate until the grain is visible.

Cover, lower the heat to simmer and let it steam for 30 minutes. Quinoa is a grain and may need 5 minutes extra but not less.

Fluff it up with a fork while warm and remove in a large bowl.

Toss in a mix off ;

1 diced cucumber
1 ripe avocado, diced
1 red pepper, diced
sprinkled with salt and a squeeze of lemon

2 cups of sauted  Moroccan prawns
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This link is also available on my e-cookbook page on this blog.

Sprinkle this with sumac powder or lemon zest and finely chopped corriander or parsley and serve warm.


Soaking them overnight before cooking it takes away the tad of bitterness the outside of this ancient grain can sometimes have. If you do not have the time soak them for a few hours and drain. 

Chopped black or green olives can be added

A handful of cherry tomatoes, finely chopped parsley or corriander leaves, crunchy celery, even finely chopped kale leaves can be substituted.

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